Yvonne Battiau-Queney awarded chevalier of the Legion of Honour as EUCC France president

Coastal & MarinE-News

It is a pleasure for EUCC community to announce that EUCC French branch president has been recognized chevalier of the Legion of Honour (Ordre national de la Légion d’honneur), the highest French order for military and civil merits, as “president of a national environmental protection association”.


Yvonne joint EUCC France since its foundation in 1994 by the eminent geographer Roland Paskoff. She became president in 2009. Since then she has been very active not only in France but also in the European context, hand-to-hand with the EUCC international secretariat and other national branches and offices. In this sense, she is at the forefront of the organization committee of the EUCC bi-annual conference Littoral in Biarritz later this year. Also in the Basque region, another milestone has been possible thanks to her dedication: the foundation of EUCC Atlantic Centre. Under her presidency, EUCC-France has celebrated its 20 years of…

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